Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,862
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1896 5C PF obverse 1896 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales slid further during 1896, this being the first date in the series having a mintage under two thousand pieces. Examples are slightly scarcer than usual across all grades, but the quality of these proofs is generally excellent on coins that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned. Recurring problems such as lint impressions or tiny planchet flakes may sometimes be seen.

The U. S. Mint produced some of its very finest proofs during the years 1895-1900, and there is a higher percentage of Cameo proofs for these dates than for those of earlier years. The Mint didn't achieve such high quality again until the late 1970s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1896 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 160 180 200 250 350 675 1150 4250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 720 1725 11165 -
1896 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 390 450 850 2150 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1050 7000 - -
1896 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1500 3350 7700 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 10700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 418
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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6/11/2017 PF 66  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1256/Lot# 3274


Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 286 $483.00
4/8/2012 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 1411 $320.00
3/21/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7344 $441.80
7/21/2013 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 292 $481.00
9/15/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20053 $499.38
12/8/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 157038 $270.60
7/4/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21127 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527575620725908136318433545426150715990
3443593743904074234394564754945145435906557861060152324103784453153770
0000004394564754945145435906557861060152324103784453100
0000004454634815005205596056908471211168329784022480100
1896 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656246639741066155825555158546659907027
37138740442043745447249151153155158563776710051230189034235261564163360
00000047249151153155158563776710051230189034235261564100
00000047849851853755860465087010351394222342905363581500
1896 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base40642343945847749451553455357759762066771714502124317246175747608167137839
41242844546448350152154056158460563668496116752473365449945858629270880
00000052154056158460563668496116752473365449945858629200
000000528547569590612651700120618992823413553705970650200
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5747
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 908
Owner: mania
 
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